This go round we made a size 4/5, the pattern is the "Raw Edged Raglan". I have found this pattern to run on the small side. He wears a 4T, but still wears some 3Ts from the fall that are a little short (he's taller then average and slightly on the thinner side then average.) The neck is quite snug over his head- as it has been over the other boys' heads that I sewed this shirt up for. I forgot to add a little length to my neck binding so it's a little rippled from too much tension... and the blue one I sorta cut a tiny hole in the neck, but my son didn't care and is wearing it anyhow. Mental note, use only REALLY stretchy ribbed fabric for the neck binding AND add a touch of length to it! And really, even open the neck up a little by cutting it a tad larger.
The blue striped fabric is a rayon spandex jersey. The edges are all un-hemmed. Technically the pattern wants you to show the raw edges of the seaming but I left them inside. The sewing time: 20 minutes. It is a real instant gratification project. I sewed this only with my regular sewing machine... yep, I didn't even touch my serger, mostly because it's much quieter when it runs and I sewed one up while he watched a Cat In The Hat video.
My son didn't want to try on the white and red one... he decided he would tomorrow. It's made with 100% cotton jersey. So here I am in my pajamas showing it off to you guys. And both those unmatched jammies are handmade and I never blogged about them either. The pants are my most worn handmade garment EVERRRRRR! I've been wearing them like 2/3 of the year for the past three years and they may have ripped last month and I'm still wearing them. For reference the patterns for the pajamas are Simplicity 2328 for the pants and Favorite Things V033 (I LOVE that pajama set from Favorite Things and will make more and blog about them soon enough.)
On the picture above to the left, you can see the outside of the t-shirt, it's all done with a *slight* zig zag stitch (1.0 width and 3.0 length.) This minor zig zag provides loads of stretch but looks like a straight stitch. And you can really see how the neck is a little rumply from a too-short binding, but seriously I don't care on this sort of thing, it's a t-shirt for a pre-schooler to play in and get dirty. Now, the photo on the right (above) is the inside of the t-shirt.